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Performance Upgrades Help

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by NumNutz, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    Okay. Well now I have a line through NST Pulleys.

    So...
    DTLTH

    What else? Is there anything or should I start saving lol?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    white+Peal

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    it replaces your cat.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    or u can go for a HIGH FLOW CAT, the test pipes won't pass smog.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    what about tuning it. take it to a dyno and maybe have them mess with the fuel/air ratio.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    TacoTycoon

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    I don't believe there is a high flow cat for the 2nd gen yet, but I may be mistakened.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    jandrews

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    Can your mother's highlander keep up with you towing, offroad, and cargo capacity?

    When someone complains about their trucks racing performance, most of me just wants to say "you bought the wrong kind of vehicle".
     
  7. Jun 22, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    roxspin72

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    You will have a quicker rev through the RPM band which will get you to that much needed HP faster. So yes for accelleration, you will feel a slight increase. Easy to install, and price for the full set is worth it.

    Chris, you are the Guru on this forum, and your statement is somewhat acurate, but my concern is that the NST pulleys are light weight, and not underdrive pullies.

    Please correct me if im mistaken, but underdrive pullies change the size of the actuall pulley that is needing to be underdriven. And LW pulleys just reduce weight, allowing for the same performance increase as running an E-Fan vs stock.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Universal HF Cats welded in the same spot as stock would work:D
     
  9. Jun 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Thanks, for the kind words, but I dont think Im a guru....I have been wrong in the past on things. :)....That being said, yes, they are light weight. I was thinking they also had underdrive pullies. Reducing rotating mass is a good way to get performance, but it comes with a price. Much like the lighter flywheels use in raceing vehicles, they help, but in a street application, they can cause an engine to be more prone to stalling out. I dont think the affects of a light weight pully, or underdrive pullies, are worth the very little performance gain they give on a street vehicle. If going for absolute max hp, then sure, they should be considered, but if looking for a decent hp per dollar gain, then I think FI is the best way. Im not certain they even give as much gain as an E-fan conversion would give, though I havent tested these types of pullies on a dyno.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    Cool thanks. Can you send me the links to the full set?
     
  11. Jun 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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  14. Jun 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    well concerning the high flow cat issue: Toyota has since replaced all 05+ tacomas with high flow cats. the first generation tacomas did not have hi-flo. but 05+ do have them
     
  15. Jun 23, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    Very True. I totally agree, and as far as F/I, Look out for my updated Build's page:D

    No prob:
    http://www.nonstoptuning.com/pKitToyXR.htm

    Here is my write up on the crank pulley:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/17144-nst-lite-weight-crank-pulley.html

    And one on the WP & Alt pulley:
    http://www.xr-underground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22631&highlight=pulleys

    Enjoy...
     
  16. Jun 24, 2009 at 5:21 AM
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    If you are implying that you are soon to be force induced, you will do nothing but increase my envy for your long list of engine mods :frusty: :D
     
  17. Jun 24, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    roxspin72

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  18. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:16 PM
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    Horsepower costs money. the more power you want, the more you gotta spend.

    You buy $5 movies for $100, or you can buy 50 movies for $250. When you buy in bulk, the $/HP is cheaper.

    S/C or Turbo is the best bang for your buck 90% of the time.

    The APR X-1 is 2nd best (better then some FI products as well).

    The headers are a great mid range gain. Being N/A you'll trade some low end torque for some high RPM hp. You will enjoy the headers.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 at 2:00 AM
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    Apr x-1...
     
  20. Jul 3, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    My disclaimer: all of my aftermarket performance parts experience has been with my previous trucks (F-150, Ranger) but I believe some things are pretty similar no matter what vehicle you run them on, so here is my insight.

    I bought underdrive pulley's for my F-150 and dollar for dollar, I noticed a nice seat of the pants gain. The truck rev'd much quicker through the rpm band and the throttle response was much improved. It did come at a cost, however, since the alternator (among other components) were now underdriven as the name implies. When I was at idle with my heater on and stereo going (I had two amplifiers) it was a little unnerving at times. For a daily driver, I would never do it again. The payoff was not worth the price. If you have a weekend toy that you're fixing up and you don't care about the auxiliary components (stereo, hvac, power windows, etc.) then sure, they're a great bang for the buck mod. But I wouldn't do it for a daily driver.
     
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